Publications

Christmas Special Journal 2020

As a festive treat to our members, our Journal Editor Rob Piggott has compiled a Christmas Special issue which brings together a selection of archive articles and a tinseled treasure trove of Christmas Past from the local area. A limited number of print copies are now available for purchase. Introduced from Cyril Pearce We took […] Huddersfield Local History Society …


New Book on Highfields

Society members will undoubtedly be familiar with — and probably own a copy of — David Griffith’s well-received The Villas of Edgerton: Home to Huddersfield’s Victorian Elite (2017). Huddersfield Civic Society has now published a companion book… Press Release The story behind the development of Highfields, Huddersfield first suburb, has been told in a new […] Huddersfield Local History Society …


New book: Power in the Land

Press Release How Huddersfield bought itself! Huddersfield made history a hundred years ago this month when its Corporation agreed to buy the Ramsden estate, which included the whole of the town centre and over half of the land within the Borough boundary, for £1.3 million. The Ramsden family’s association with Huddersfield began in 1542 when […] Huddersfield Local History Society …


Public Lives: The Woodheads – A Notable Family of Huddersfield

We are pleased to announce that a newly revised edition of Pamela Cooksey’s Public Lives: The Woodheads – A Notable Family of Huddersfield is now available to purchase for £1.00 as a downloadable 74-page PDF e-book. The work was originally published by the Society in 1999 as a paperback booklet. Contents Introduction — page v […] Huddersfield Local History Society …


Issue 31 of the Society’s Journal

Issue 31 of Huddersfield Local History Society’s Journal is now available. Current members of the Society receive a free complimentary copy of the journal. However, if we can’t tempt you to join today, you can order a copy of the journal for £4.00 (excluding postage). There is also a downloadable PDF version which has the […] Huddersfield Local History Society …


Names, Places & People (2019)

Our latest publication, Names, Places & People: a selection of articles from Old West Riding, is now available to order for £6.95 (+p&p). This 160 page paperback book, which is edited by Cyril Pearce, will be launched on 23rd November 2019 at our Annual Study Day. Old West Riding published 23 editions from 1981 to […] Huddersfield Local History Society …